Faculty Advisory Committee

Caroline S. Bettinger-Lopez

Professor of Law
Director, Human Rights Clinic; Faculty Chair, Human Rights Program


(305) 284-5923
Caroline Bettinger-López is currently on leave while serving as a Senior Advisor on Gender and Equality at the U.S. Department of Justice. In Fall 2021, she served as a Senior Advisor to the White House Gender Policy Council. Caroline Bettinger-López is a Professor of Law and Director of the Human...

Viviana E Horigian

Professor, Educator Track


(305) 243-4305
Field of Interest: Research Design & Implementation of Treatments for Drug Abuse, MPH & MSPH Programs Viviana E. Horigian, MD, MHA, is a Professor, Educator, in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is currently serving as the Director of Public Health Education and as a...

Gilberto Lopes

Professor of Clinical


(347) 205-3222

Johis Ortega

Professor of Clinical
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs


(305) 284-1269
PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, ENP-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP Johis Ortega is a Professor at the UM SONHS. He received his BSN, MSN and PhD degrees from the University of Miami in 2002, 2006 and 2010, respectively.  He has 19 years of experience in the Emergency Department and 16 years of experience in nursing education. He has held many...

Carie A Penabad



(305) 284-5708
Carie Penabad is a distinguished alumna of both the University of Miami and Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  She is currently a Professor at the school and was formerly both Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Undergraduate program (2016 - Summer 2021).  She has taught in a variety of institutions; and...

Alexis Piquero

Arts & Sciences Distinguished Scholar


(305) 284-4220
Alex R. Piquero is Professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology and Arts & Sciences Distinguished Scholar the University of Miami and previously served as the Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, one of the nation’s thirteen federal statistical agencies (appointed by President Biden, June 2022). Dr. Piquero...